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Somewhat interesting looking Pendulum

Benjamin Cooper

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Hello to all!
Two days ago I posted a photo in Your Newest Clock Acquisition section of this forum of a clock that I just received from a relative. Today I would like to post a picture of the pendulum that came with the clock. I was wondering if someone could tell me more about this type of pendulum? What is it called? And what do the numbers o through 99 that are on it mean? I hope the photo is clear enough. I just find the pendulum interesting, since none of my other clocks have this type. So far, I believe the clock itself is a New Haven Clock. Was this type of pendulum common on some New Haven Clocks? I would appreciate any knowledge that anyone can give me about this pendulum! I hope this is the correct section of this forum to post this! :)
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ChimeTime

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That is indeed interesting. Obviously, the needle is attached to a rack and pinion setup with the hanger rod. As you adjust the thumb screw under the bob, the needle gives a visual indication of bob movement up or down the hanger rod. Very unique.
 

Darrmann39

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Hello to all!
Two days ago I posted a photo in Your Newest Clock Acquisition section of this forum of a clock that I just received from a relative. Today I would like to post a picture of the pendulum that came with the clock. I was wondering if someone could tell me more about this type of pendulum? What is it called? And what do the numbers o through 99 that are on it mean? I hope the photo is clear enough. I just find the pendulum interesting, since none of my other clocks have this type. So far, I believe the clock itself is a New Haven Clock. Was this type of pendulum common on some New Haven Clocks? I would appreciate any knowledge that anyone can give me about this pendulum! I hope this is the correct section of this forum to post this! :) View attachment 661532
I have one on my 1885 Gilbert Altai
As said it gives a visual to adjusting fast and slow on the bob adjustment

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Willie X

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These pendulums are not unusual.

When working, it really doesn't tell you anything new. Mainly it's just a selling feature. The buyer is impressed with all those meaningless fine graduations. :)

Advise, get rid of all those odd keys in the clock. Every clock needs just ONE good fitting key, anything else is just asking for trouble ...

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Benjamin Cooper

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These pendulums are not unusual.

When working, it really doesn't tell you anything new. Mainly it's just a selling feature. The buyer is impressed with all those meaningless fine graduations. :)

Advise, get rid of all those odd keys in the clock. Every clock needs just ONE good fitting key, anything else is just asking for trouble ...

Willie X
Hi Willie,
Thank you for your reply. Thoes extra long keys actually go to an anniversary clock that I also got the same day from the same relative. And the smaller key goes to the clock with the pendulum. Yes, I plan to separate them :)
 

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